José Mourinho has chosen his new club captain at Manchester United

José Mourinho has chosen his new club captain at Manchester United

Manchester United Jose Mourinho coach was happy with his club's 1-1 draw against Mexican side Club America in the first pre-season friendly but he continued to rue the unavailability of options at his disposal.

Chong won the prestigious Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award at the club last season, and the winger made an impressive start to the tour in United's first match against Club America.

"We knew it was going to be hard because they have been training for more weeks than us, so I think they are in a better condition", Mata said.

"It is important to work with Juan Mata, Alexis and Anthony Martial, who we think are the players we have for the start of the season". His inviting cross from the right was headed onto the post by Ander Herrera, only to eventually fall to Mata to turn home.

"[Nemanja] Matic has all the attributes to be Manchester United captain, but he arrived only one year ago".

The Red Devils are now training in California as they prepare for their first pre-season match on Friday, against Club America at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale.

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A number of our stars are away after their excursions in the World Cup but we did get to see youngsters such as Andreas Pereira and Tahith Chong make an impact for Jose Mourinho's men. "But for me, I don't care too much about the captaincy, I care more about the life in the dressing room".

However, the visa issue has since been resolved and Sanchez is likely to feature in United's next game - against San Jose Earthquakes in Santa Clara on Sunday. "Joel is a Manchester United goalkeeper but two years without football he has to play".

Martial played well enough and was a threatening presence on United's left flank.

Mourinho is still said to be keen on bolstering his squad though to challenge rivals and Premier League champions Manchester City.

The Chilean had to wait behind in Manchester as United's legal team worked on securing a waiver, training by himself, and finally travelled to the U.S. on Friday evening.

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